The Who, What, Where, When @ MCCC
September 16, 2010
Career Training Institute Open House Sept. 17
Help spread the word! The community is invited to an Open House at MCCC's Career Training Institute on Friday, Sept. 17, 1 to 4 p.m. The center is located at the Daylight Twilight High School near the James Kerney Campus. More here.
Two Study Abroad Info. Sessions Sept. 21
Mercer is going abroad again in 2011. Eight faculty members teaching nine Gen. Ed. courses are planning to take students to destinations in Central America and Europe. Students and community members are eligible to participate. To learn more, all are invited to attend an information session on Tuesday, Sept. 21, 12 noon in CM107 or 6 p.m. in CM110. More information is online here.
Career Lecture at JKC Sept. 22
Students, faculty and staff are invited to a lecture by the New Jersey Department of Labor, focusing on jobs, the skills that will be needed for the workforce, and how to explore careers using the New Jersey Career Assistance Navigator (NJ CAN). The lecture will be held Wednesday, Sept. 22, in James Kerney Hall from 12 noon to 1 p.m. For more information, call Linda Ertingu (609) 570-3165.
Constitutional Education Sept. 30
In honor of Constitution Day, on Sept. 30, at noon in the Student Center, a Constitution Fair will demonstrate the importance of American rights. Constitutional rights issues of the many groups that comprise Mercer's diverse populations will be discussed at tables and in groups, including the rights of women, African Americans and religious groups.
As part of Constitution Day observances, State Senator Tom Goodwin addressed the Student Government Association Sept. 16 about the founding fathers and constitutional issues.
Lecture on Consumer Racial Profiling Oct. 7
Shaun L. Gabbidon, Ph.D., distinguished professor of Criminal Justice in the School of Public Affairs at Penn State University's Harrisburg campus, will present the talk, "Shopping While Black: Understanding and Combating Consumer Racial Profiling," on Thursday, Oct. 7, 12 noon to 1 p.m., in CM 110.
A leading scholar in the area of race, ethnicity and crime, Dr. Gabbidon will present current and historical data on consumer racial profiling, strategies to reduce its prevalence and insight into dispelling racial stereotypes. More here.
Blood Drive Oct. 7
MCCC will participate in a Blood Drive on Thurs., Oct. 7, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., in Circle 6, between the Student Center and the Fine Arts Building. Call Davell Cheston at ext. 3270 for further information.
Transfer Info. Sessions -- Spread the Word
The Office of Career and Transfer Services has announced a series of information sessions to help students plan for transfer after Mercer -- to TCNJ, Rider, Rutgers and WPU. Details here. A general session entitled “How to Transfer” is set for Tuesday, Nov. 16, 12 to 12:45 p.m. in ET216. For more information e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Scrapbooking / Healthy Haven
Every Wednesday at noon until the end of November Student Activities will be scrapbooking! Faculty, staff and students are invited to come out and socialize with friends and co-workers while organizing your most treasured photos. Bring your photos and scrapbooks to the meeting. If you need a scrapbook, they will be available for $10. Fresh fruit, cheese and crackers will be provided.
The Student Activities office and the Student Government Association are hosting Healthy Haven every Monday until Oct. 25 from 12 noon to 1 p.m. in SC104. Life Coach Sally Jones will lead a variety of discussions about health and well-being, such as positive reinforcement, life mapping, healthy eating and more. Lunch will be provided. Students, faculty and staff are invited.
Student Activities Calendars Now Online
Calendars for both the WWC and JKC Student Activities offices will now be posted online each month. Staff and faculty members are invited to many of these activities. The links will be at the "News and Calendar" section.
WWC Student Activities Calendar________________JKC Student Activities Calendar
Now Through Sept. 30: “Plastics Alchemy” at the Gallery. Hours are Wed., 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Thurs., 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. More here.
Sept. 20: Vikings Boot Camp: 30-45 minute muscle toning and heart pumping class, 12 noon on Mondays, MCCC Gymnasium.
Sept. 21: Professor Mel Leipzig lecture on French artists Pierre Bonnard and Édouard Vuillard, noon in CM110. More here.
5: MCCC Golf Classic to benefit student athletes. More here.
Community Gathers for 9-11 Commemoration
Before a gathering of dignitaries, guests, faculty, staff and students on Sept. 10, John Kennedy Jr., an instructor with the Fire Department of New York and the Mercer County Fire Academy, related his personal experiences of September 11, 2001. In a moving speech, he described many of his close friends who were killed that day trying to save others. “These were special men. We are a little less safe without these men on the watch.” Traveling with other rescue personnel up the turnpike late that afternoon, he described seeing the smoke rising from what had been the World Trade Center. More here with photos.
MCCC Walks for Heart Health
Despite the rain, walkers were out in force on Sunday, Sept. 12 to support the Mercer County Heart Walk. One hundred supporters signed up to walk and received t-shirts. According to MCCC representative Amy Iseneker, the college community raised at least as much as last year, and probably a little more. She is hoping our total will be abour $5,000 this year. Stay tuned for final numbers.
WWFM Announces Two Bequests
WWFM The Classical Network has announced receipt of two recent bequests, including $260,000 from the estate of Victoria Mastrobuono of Bay Head, NJ, and $100,000 from the estate of Ruth Miles of Newtown, PA. Bequests are typically set aside as restricted funds for special capacity-building projects, infrastructure, etc., according to WWFM General Manager Peter Fretwell.
Ms. Mastrobuono gave generously to many arts organizations and was a regular donor to WWFM. Likewise, Ms. Miles was a dedicated listener. According to her executor, in the final years of her life, when largely confined to her home, WWFM was a constant companion and source of pleasure. More here.
New Voucher Cards for Campus Eatery
Eatery Meal Vouchers for visiting guests are being replaced by cards similar to the new Mercer Meal Money cards. These "Voucher Cards" are now available at the Bursar's Office. They will replace the carbon copy paper voucher forms previously issued from the Eatery office. The Voucher Card will be issued in $5 increments and collected at the cashier station to recycle. More here.
Campus Eatery's New Choices: Custom Pizza; Lower Prices
When it comes to food, plenty is cookin’ at MCCC. New to the WWC Campus Eatery this fall is the “Create Your Own Pizza” station with a variety of topping choices. Made from fresh dough each morning, the pizzas can be topped with homemade sauce and five-cheese blends. Executive Chef Joe Chell has created a new “Inside Out” Pizza and announces that stromboli, calzones, and zeppoles are soon to come. Other new additions include hot and cold buffets, a hot dog stand located on the second floor of the Student Center near the Financial Aid Office, and stands filled with cookies, muffins and bagels to greet those arriving from the West Lot pathways.
“In response to this tough economy, we have even reduced our prices,” says Frank DiBella, general manager of Conference and Dining Services. “Our menu prices are now the lowest of all the community colleges in New Jersey. Welcome back.”
What's Been Blooming at MCCC?
MCCC’s gardens were fruitful this summer. A new wildflower garden, adjacent to the Conference Center’s patio area, was filled with sunflowers, morning glories, meadow sage, calla lilies, verbena and more. Starting as seeds planted by neighboring Mercer County Special Services School District students and MCCC Horticulture students, the flowers have graced the tables of the center’s dining room tables.
The Conference Center’s organic garden is now in its second year. Marjoram, oregano, lavender, Italian flat leaf basil, rosemary, thyme and peppers are a few of the plants that flavor food on campus. An 18-foot sunflower took center stage. Fertilized with coffee grinds and egg shells, the garden is “green” all the way. “Being fully sustainable saves Mercer hundreds of dollars,” said General Manager Frank DiBella. “It’s wonderful to have fresh, premium products right in our backyard. Better yet, it leaves no carbon footprint.” Photos here.
Trip to Italy Video Footage
MCCC student Robert Solomita, a member of MCCC's May Study Tour group to Italy, took video and edited it for this production. See it here.
Camp Bake Sale Supports TASK
Camp College's 2010 Bake Sale raised $833 for The Trenton Area Soup Kitchen. The Camp staff thanks all who supported this effort.
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WWFM Receives $360,000 from Bequests
Career Training Institute to Host Open House
Psychic Joshua Kane to Present “Borders of The Mind” Interactive Performance
Kelsey Theatre Presents Duck for President and More
The Heights (Boston College)
Transfer Aburmad Finds His Place In Midfield
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